Admiral lord Anson, Defeat of the French off Cape Finistere
Admiral lord Anson, Defeat of the French off Cape Finistere

Admiral lord Anson, Defeat of the French off Cape Finistere

1747 England

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Admiral Lord Anson, Defeat of the French Fleet off Cape Finistere and Circumnavigation of the World, bronze medal, 1747, by T. Pingo, bare head profile bust of Lord Anson profile left, GEORGE LORD ANSON VICT MAY 111 MDCCXLV11, rev. Victory holding a wreath and tridentstands upon a seamonster over a globe, BRETT DENNIS CAMPHEL KEPPEL SAUMAREZSAUNDERS MDCCXL- MDCCXLIV, 43 mm, (MI. 634/325). Some minor surface discolouration, otherwise about extremely fine.


The obverse image is taken from a coin of Augustus. The reverse alludes to Anson's four year circumnavigation of the World, listing his fellow officers. After many trials and tribulations finally capturing the Spanish galleon, the Nuestra Senora de Codadonga with treasure exceeding £300,000. His ship being the Centurion.
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